CPN’s Election Commissioners celebrate at their final meeting. Left to right: Sue Zloth, Jeff Huff, Keri Brehm, Mayor Maureen Shul, Earl Millspaugh, Galen Crowder, Eva Mitchell, Attorney Charles Norton, and Dick Lichtenheld. (photo by Terri Wiebold)
by Terri Wiebold
The seven-member Election Commission, charged with the responsibility of overseeing and planning the elections pertaining to the incorporation of the City of Castle Pines North, held its final meeting and passed its final resolution on March 13, 2008.
The resolution called for legal counsel to file a final report on behalf of the Commission with the Douglas County District Court and to seek an order discharging the commissioners and the designated election officials from their duties. Needless to say, the resolution passed unanimously!
All activities performed by the Commission since its inception in August 2007, including all meeting minutes and resolutions passed, will be compiled into an archive book and passed on to the city clerk for the City of Castle Pines North to be retained as historical founding documents.
“This exercise has been what self government is all about,” said Commission legal counsel Charles Norton. “When we get to do something as important as this, we realize what a privilege it is to participate in a democratic process that so many nations go to war to achieve.”
Following adjournment, the champagne corks popped and “former” volunteer commission members toasted a job well done with Preservation Committee leader and now-